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Black, Blue, and Wet All Over: Panerai Submersible Chrono Flyback Mike Horn Edition | Features

Panerai’s relationship with skilled adventurer and explorer Mike Horn spans practically twenty years and encompasses a number of special-edition watches, most lately 2019’s Submersible Mike Horn Restricted Version – 47mm, which ushered within the relaunch of the Submersible assortment as a brand new pillar of the Panerai model. The most recent Panerai timepiece paying tribute to Horn, which dropped this week, additionally hails from the Submersible household and contains a excessive complication in placing blue-and-black livery. Right here’s a have a look at the Submersible Chrono Flyback Mike Horn Version.

The watch makes use of light-weight but extremely resistant brushed titanium for its 47-mm case, which includes a unidirectional rotating dive-scale bezel product of matte-black ceramic and options Panerai’s patented bridge machine to safe the screw-locked crown. The darkish blue dial, with its luminous utilized hour markers, contrasts splendidly with the intense yellow and white central chronograph arms. The colour combo, avid Paneristi might recall, is harking back to a earlier Mike Horn mannequin, 2016’s Luminor Submersible 1950 Pole 2 Pole Restricted Version.

Panerai’s in-house Caliber P.9100 beats behind the stable, screwed titanium caseback engraved with Mike Horn’s signature. The automated motion makes use of a vertical clutch and a column wheel to drive its chronograph features, together with the flyback characteristic that permits the stopwatch to reset and restart with a easy press of the pusher at 8 o’clock. It shops a three-day (72-hour) energy reserve in two series-connected spring barrels and features a seconds-reset machine, a bidirectional rotor, and a variable inertia stability oscillating at 28,800 vph.

The watch, which is water resistant to 300 meters, is delivered with two straps, one an accordion-style blue rubber bracelet, the opposite a bimaterial UPCamo model composed of rubber and camouflage cloth and impressed by the uniforms of the Italian Navy (Panerai’s first wristwatch shopper within the Nineteen Thirties). The straps may be simply swapped with an included device and a screwdriver to take away the titanium pin buckle. The Panerai Submersible Chrono Flyback Mike Horn Version (Ref. PAM01291) is packaged with its equipment in an environmentally pleasant field product of recycled plastic, restricted to 500 items, and priced at $20,500.